VIDEO: Soaring pollution from raging bushfires halts Australian Open practice and delays qualifying pic.twitter.com/KCBzsVztSp— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 14, 2020
- pollution halted practice and delayed qualifying,
- Slovenian qualifier Dalila Jakupovic retired with breathing difficulties (not clear if because of smoggy air),
- some players and one prominent coach voiced concerns,
- air quality in Melbourne was among the worst on the planet and described as "hazardous" by city authorities.